President Moore reacts to Charlottesville tragedy
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President Moore reacts to Charlottesville tragedy

August 15, 2017   As the proud father of a 32-year-old daughter that currently studies and works at the University of Virginia, I am deeply troubled by the violence, hate, and racism that were on full display in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, and the continued impact it is having on my daughter today and … Continue reading

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McAuliffe announces solar array installation on UVA’s Clemons Library

~ Array will cover more than 7,500 square feet and is estimated to produce almost 200,000 kWh annually ~ CHARLOTTESVILLE – Governor McAuliffe announced Tuesday, April 18, the first large solar project to be owned and operated by the University of Virginia. The 324-panel system covers more than 7,500 square feet and is estimated to … Continue reading

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Students, faculty ask UVa president not to quote Jefferson

The University of  Virginia president defended her use of Thomas Jefferson quotations after a group of students and professors criticized her, saying Jefferson shouldn’t be used as a “moral compass” because he was a slave owner. School president Teresa Sullivan quoted Jefferson in statements made to the campus community before and after Donald Trump’s election, urging … Continue reading

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Emails: UVa. sought to kill alumni magazine story

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — While Rolling Stone pursued its now-discredited story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, emails show the school’s administration sought to kill a proposed alumni magazine article about how the school handles sex assaults on campus. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2eKzTd2 ) an email chain entered into evidence this week … Continue reading

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Wrongful death lawsuit against ex-UVA athlete moving forward

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville judge has denied a request to pause the wrongful death lawsuit against George Huguely V, a former University of Virginia student convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend, Yeardley Love. Media outlets report attorneys for Sharon Love — Yeardley Love’s mother — asked the judge on … Continue reading

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Council: UVA board’s closed meeting may have violated law

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — State officials say the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors might have violated the Freedom of Information Act when it held a closed-door meeting to discuss a new investment fund. News outlets report that the state’s Freedom of Information Advisory Council issued an opinion Friday, Aug. 12,  saying the board may … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

UVa looks to private donors to fund student financial aid

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is increasingly looking to private donors to cover tuition costs for low-income students amid shrinking state funding. Virginia’s flagship public university currently raises more than $10 million a year for need-based scholarships, UVa spokesman Anthony de Bruyn told the Charlottesville Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1QNN7VR ). That’s up from … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

U.Va. begins offering entrepreneurship minor

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is allowing undergraduate students to earn a minor in entrepreneurship. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1g5nhMO ) that many schools at the university had informal programs, but now an interdisciplinary minor will allow for collaboration between the schools. After students take an initial class on startups, they begin … Continue reading

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Review of debunked U.Va. gang rape to remain under wraps

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An independent review of the University of Virginia’s handling of a student’s gang rape allegations, graphically depicted in Rolling Stone magazine and later retracted, will not be publicly released because of student privacy concerns. In an email from the school’s Freedom of Information Act officer late last month, U.Va. rejected a … Continue reading

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Schools consider regional handling of sexual assault cases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s colleges and universities are considering whether to establish a network of shared resources and investigators to address campus assaults. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1KkiQdJ ) reports that the idea was discussed Monday during a meeting of presidents of public institutions at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. University of Virginia … Continue reading

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UVA names new dorm ‘Gibbons House’ after 2 former slaves

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The newest dorm at the University of Virginia has been named after two former slaves who became prominent community members after Emancipation. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1GHRNZo ) that the university officially dedicated Gibbons House on Friday. The residence hall will house about 200 first-year students starting this fall. The dorm … Continue reading

U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’
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U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’

A University of Virginia fraternity will not pursue an honor code violation against a student who told Rolling Stone for a story that has since been retracted that several brothers gang-raped her during a party, a spokesman said. Virginia has the oldest student-run honor code in the country, which prohibits lying, cheating and stealing. Those … Continue reading